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Council appoints Robinson to vacant State Representative position


On Monday, December 16, the Snohomish County Council unanimously adopted a motion naming June Robinson as the new State Representative for the 38th Legislative District. She will fill a vacancy created when John McCoy was chosen in November of this year to serve in the State Senate.

In accordance with state and county laws, the council began the afternoon by conducting interviews with three candidates whose names were forwarded by the Snohomish County Democratic Central Committee: Deborah Parker, Jennifer Smolen and June Robinson.

"We were impressed by the quality of these candidates," said council chair Stephanie Wright. "Their diverse experiences and commitment to public service would make each of them a valuable addition to the legislature."

Following the interviews, the council met in a special session where June Robinson was nominated and approved on a 5-0 vote. She will fill the vacancy until a successor is elected and qualified in the 2014 general election.

"It was a difficult decision with such qualified candidates, but I am very happy with our choice," said Councilmember Brian Sullivan. "June will do an outstanding job representing her district."


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